Sustainability and LEED® Principles
We Believe In Leading By Example, So We Have Developed A Sustainability Policy That Encompasses Our Office Operations, Community Involvement And Professional Projects.
Sustainable design is more important now than ever before, and the design process is the perfect opportunity to incorporate sustainable design measures. Glotman•Simpson focuses on creative green design solutions that benefit clients, building owners and tenants, while also minimizing environmental impacts for years to come.
Sustainability, LEED certification and green technologies are always at the forefront of our design. Glotman•Simpson is currently working on several projects where LEED Certification is required and have several LEED certified professionals on staff who are regularly assigned to our various project teams to provide their input and expertise. We believe that our experience and involvement on these projects allows us to assist the overall design team with issues such as construction waste, the re-use of materials, fly-ash in concrete, the efficiency and durability of structures and the use of local materials, to name just a few.
LEED Certified Projects
The following is a short list of some of our LEED certified projects:
- TELUS Garden LEED Platinum (Office) and LEED Gold (Residential) Certified
- UBC Alumni Centre LEED Gold Certified
- HOpe Centre at Lions Gate Hospital LEED Gold Certified
- UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences LEED Gold Certified
- Creekside Community Centre LEED Platinum Certified
- Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion LEED Platinum Certified
- Vancouver Olympic Village LEED Platinum (Village Community) and LEED Gold (Residential) Certified
- Langara College Library and Classroom Building LEED Gold Certified
Leading by Example
We also believe in leading by example, so we have developed a sustainability policy that encompasses our office operations, community involvement and professional projects. Working with Climate Smart to measure our baseline carbon footprint inventory, our in-house Green Team created an ambitious reduction plan aimed at emissions from electricity, heat, company vehicles, commuting, paper and waste. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by taking action on a number of initiatives across the firm to further reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2017. Glotman•Simpson is proud to be Climate Smart certified for 2016.
We also support cycling for transportation and recreation through the Glotman•Simpson Cycling Club, a community based group of riders who promote riding for cyclists of all levels and interests. The Club is also committed to raising money for pancreatic cancer research and has raised over $1.6M for pancreatic cancer research since 2007.